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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161997
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Stepping Out at Aria Health: Joint Program Improves Outcomes
Author(s):
Bigony, Lorraine
Author Details:
Lorraine F. Bigony, BSN, RN, CNOR, ONC, Aria Health Bucks County Campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: lfb2114@aol.com
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Aria Health Bucks County identified the opportunity to capture a greater market share of the regional total joint population. Stakeholders agreed that in order to provide comprehensive care, a change in the current delivery model was needed. An Orthopedic Initiative Committee was formed, which included representatives from all disciplines, including nursing, staff development, physical therapy, rehabilitation services, and care management. In consultation with physicians and senior leadership, perioperative improvements included construction of a state of the art orthopedic suite, standardization of instrumentation and surgeon-specific preference books, development of a dedicated orthopedic team, streamlined preadmission testing, and a surgical services ambassador. Externally, the designation of an orthopedic inpatient nursing unit and an orthopedic total joint coordinator charged with presurgical education and post surgical follow-up rounded out the team. After the one year anniversary, the facility noted a significant increase in the number of total joint cases performed before the implementation of the program. Along with an increase in surgical volumes, patients going through the new and improved joint program had decreased length of stays and postoperative complications. Patient and physician satisfaction greatly improved. Perioperative services were a significant contributor to program success.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStepping Out at Aria Health: Joint Program Improves Outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBigony, Lorraineen_US
dc.author.detailsLorraine F. Bigony, BSN, RN, CNOR, ONC, Aria Health Bucks County Campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: lfb2114@aol.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161997-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Aria Health Bucks County identified the opportunity to capture a greater market share of the regional total joint population. Stakeholders agreed that in order to provide comprehensive care, a change in the current delivery model was needed. An Orthopedic Initiative Committee was formed, which included representatives from all disciplines, including nursing, staff development, physical therapy, rehabilitation services, and care management. In consultation with physicians and senior leadership, perioperative improvements included construction of a state of the art orthopedic suite, standardization of instrumentation and surgeon-specific preference books, development of a dedicated orthopedic team, streamlined preadmission testing, and a surgical services ambassador. Externally, the designation of an orthopedic inpatient nursing unit and an orthopedic total joint coordinator charged with presurgical education and post surgical follow-up rounded out the team. After the one year anniversary, the facility noted a significant increase in the number of total joint cases performed before the implementation of the program. Along with an increase in surgical volumes, patients going through the new and improved joint program had decreased length of stays and postoperative complications. Patient and physician satisfaction greatly improved. Perioperative services were a significant contributor to program success.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:02Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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